FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY – ARRIVE HOBART
Fly into Hobart, arriving around mid-day. There may be a chance to arrange shared transport from the airport. Closer to final payment, we shall check the flights that would be best for a joint transfer. Check-in will be possible at 2pm. Afternoon free.
1700: Meet your Tour Leader, Rob Lovell in the hotel lobby.
1715: Board the coach for the drive to Pontville, where our weekend musical festival will be located at Epsom House, and where we will be in the capable hands of our hosts, Jacqui and Geoffrey Robertson, and the program presenter, Christopher Lawrence.
EPSOM HOUSE – Country House Weekend of Music performed by Ensemble Liaison with Sophie Rowell
David Griffiths Clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavlijevic ‘Cello
Timothy Young Piano
Sophie Rowell Violin
1800: Welcome champagne and canapes
1845: Introduction by Christopher Lawrence
1900: Concert 1
Schumann – Adagio and Allegro
Chopin – Nocturne Op 48 no.1 in C minor
Interval with coffee and desert
Brahms – Scherzo from the F-A-E Sonata
Brahms – Piano Quartet no. 1
2130: Your coach will take you back to the hotel. (Supper)
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning to stroll around the waterfront, check out the Salamanca Markets, or take in the Hobart Museum and Art Gallery. Find your own lunch today.
1345: Board our coach for Epsom House
1430: Christopher Lawrence presents “Conversations”
1500: Concert 2
Ross Edwards -White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Paganini – Moses Variations
Interval – Coffee and cake
Weber – Grand Duo Concertante
Brahms – Clarinet Trio
1730: Pre-dinner drinks in the garden
1800: Courtyard dinner
1900: Concert 3
Arvo Part – Speigel im Speigel
Interval – Coffee and dessert
Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
2100: At the end of the performance, the coach will take you back to your hotel. (B,D)
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY
Breakfast. Free time.
0945: Board our coach for the trip to Pontville for the third day of the festival.
1030: Concert 4
Grainger – Shepherd’s Hey
Britten – Salley Gardens and Last Rose of Summer
Bach – Largo from Violin Sonata no. 3 on C major
Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite no.1 in G major
Chopin – Mazurka Op.17 no.4:
Etudes Op.10 nos. 9 & 12
Schubert – Notturno
Grieg – Excerpts from Peer Gynt Suite
1130: Coffee and cake
1200: Concert 5
Frolov/Gershwin – Porgy and Bess Fantasy
Piazzolla – Seasons (Otono; Primavera)
Novacek – Four Rags for Two Jons
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
1315: Gourmet Buffet Lunch celebrating locally grown
Produce and Tasmanian wines.
1500: Our coach takes us back to the hotel.
Free evening. (B,L)
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Check out of your accommodation. Take yourself (maybe share taxi) to the airport for your flight home, or, continue with your own arrangements. (If you arrange your return flight around late morning, this should guarantee that you will be on a flight with other members returning to your State.) (B)